Snapshot: The reach of U.S. Army Europe
April 2, 2012
By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Because of U.S. Army Europe's location, U.S. Soldiers and civilians are able to interact with large numbers of foreign militaries and routinely integrate coalition building and maintenance activities. This slideshow is a snapshot of training events and real world missions in Europe during the past two months.
This regular multinational training increases military proficiency, and creates trust and understanding between the Soldiers and leaders of Europe and the U.S.
Besides hundreds of smaller military-to military interactions, U.S. Army Europe participates in numerous large, named multinational landpower exercises. These ensure interoperability with current, and potential, coalition partners, and for working out possible mission command issues including computer network and communications interoperability.
USAREUR provides key units and personnel for the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan; trains with partner European nations land forces; and most recently supported Operation Unified Protector in Libya.
The mission in Europe has changed dramatically since the 1980s, and so has USAREUR. Down in size 80%, the command is tailored in Eurasia to train, deploy, and support U.S. national objectives across the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) 51 country area of responsibility from Italy to Russia, and Denmark to Azerbaijan, and including Israel. Te command also provides essential support to AFRICOM and CENTCOM.